Season six of Real Housewives of Potomac is upon us at long last. Is everyone as excited as I am!? Last season really had it all. There was the physical altercation between Candiace Dillard Bassett and Monique Samuels. Then we had the introduction of Dr. Wendy Osefo with her academic and professional prowess. Hell, there was even a pet bird centric character arc. What more could we ask for?
After becoming a housewife, Wendy’s name has been thrown around in these streets more than a little. Most recently her husband, Eddie Osefo, was not only accused of cheating, but fathering a baby with a co-worker! Looks we have at least one juicy storyline coming our way!
The success of a Real Housewives season is based on several factors, one of the biggest being the cast. The Real Housewives of Potomac has been so successful because the cast is truly an ensemble and they all bring their A-game year after year. And we saw last year on the Real Housewives of Orange County that no matter how hard you try, some ladies will just NOT work well together to make good TV. The rumblings around the current grandma-filled season of the Real Housewives of New York is also evidence of that, especially considering they’re a teeny tiny cast of 5 this year. And that’s clearly why Bravo is taking its time to figure out the next move for the Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Last season of RHOA was a bit all over the place. The Bolo hype was real, but aside from that, the season felt disconnected and a little stale. Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams will obviously never resolve their issues, and that as a storyline is played out. Newbie Drew Sidora and her bad wig was a bit of a bust. And Kandi Burruss and Cynthia Bailey essentially brought NOTHING to the season, and 50 Cynt even had a whole ass wedding. And again I’m pleading, WHY IS Marlo Hampton STILL PEACHLESS? Make it make sense.
Lala Kent has been a firecracker since she first stepped off her PJ and onto the scene of Vanderpump Rules. She’s always been a little eccentric — whether it’s showing a little (or a lot) of skin or drinking a literal baby bottle in her bed at night. Lala had a rough start at the beginning of VPR, with her other ousted co-star James Kennedy the only one on her side. But now they’re both sober, engaged and wayyyy more palatable to watch as people when they’re not fat-shaming anyone or being the textbook definition of a hot mess. And I’m actually excited to watch them both in the new, and maybe improved, VPR. My how the tables have turned.
Lala is also a bonafide Bravo lover just like the rest of us. She loves to binge Real Housewives and share her opinions online, despite being a Bravolebrity herself. And while she’s always ride or die for her boss/friend Lisa Vanderpump, she’s not afraid to give her unfiltered opinions about other Bravolebrities who aren’t her favorite. Namely, the always controversial Kelly Dodd. Excuse me, FORMER Bravolebrity in this case.
Real Housewives of Potomac is off and running. In case you missed this week’s episode, it was jam packed with fun already. Bless these ladies for always bringing it, no matter how early in the season.
But while the drama and shade hasn’t changed, the cast this season certainly has. Newbie housewife Mia Thornton has already entered the mix, dishing on her plastic surgery and elderly husband. And she’s bringing the heat in a future episode, where she is seen throwing a handful of salad at castmate Candiace Dillard Bassett. So with all that Mia is bringing to the table, it’s no surprise that Monique Samuels, who quit the show after a disastrous last season, isn’t really missed by the ladies.
Wendy Osefo is fully brining it to her second season of Real Housewives of Potomac. We have already seen a surgically enhanced Wendy, which she proudly showed off at her Nude Interlude party. Wendy got her boobs, butt and some “tweaks” here and there. While her boobs were on full display, it wasn’t until newbie Mia Thornton admitted to having her butt done that Wendy coughed up the truth about hers. Which is fine, we all knew it anyway.
But Wendy is also bringing it in the form of drama, already sparring with Mia. For whatever reason, Wendy doesn’t really seem to be feeling Mia. She’s blaming it on the fact that Mia didn’t seem very loyal to Karen Huger during the Gizelle Bryant dust up at dinner. You know, the one where Karen threw around terms like “hot box” and “Sing Sing”. And Wendy has no problem putting her disdain for Mia out there. Maybe she’s been taking lessons from Gizelle. Gizelle is notoriously hard on newbies. Well, if we are being honest, she’s hard on everyone except fellow Green Eyed Bandit, Robyn Dixon. Who truly is bringing the least once again. But that’s another story.
Things just keep getting worse and worse for Erika Jayne. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has been embroiled in a financial scandal for months so. It’s so big we can barely keep up. Every day, more and more is being revealed about husband Tom Girardi’s alleged misdealings. Which includes ripping off orphans and widows. I know we all know this by now but the allegations bear repeating.
Then every week we have to watch EJ put on her non-waterproof mascara and cry for the cameras. She claims her divorce isn’t a sham. And that she was mistreated in the end. Sure, that’s possible. It’s also possible she was out when she got a whiff of the money drying up. I know I am being very biased in my opinion here. But even if Erika didn’t know what was going on with Tom’s finances, the timing of their divorce is just too convenient. And her social media behavior after this all came out has been reprehensible. Does her behavior seem like someone who feels any level of sympathy for those who were victims in this scenario? No, Erika would rather cry about downsizing to a $1 million dollar bungalow. All while popping champagne for her castmates. But if Erika was hoping to maintain any form of her lifestyle when all this is said and done, she can probably let that dream go. Maybe she should focus on finding another rich husband to pay the bills.
It’s always been a wonder to me what goes on behind closed doors in Jersey. The Real Housewives of New Jersey franchise has always rested on the fact that blood is thicker than water. We’ve seen how family loyalty can trump almost any outright mistreatment. But what happens when the outside friendships start to erode the family ties?
The last few seasons we’ve seen Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice try to manage their “sister-act” alongside Teresa’s growing friendship with Jennifer Aydin. In the final reunion episode of season 11 it seemed new lines had been drawn. There was Melissa, Jackie Goldschneider, and Margaret Josephs on one side. The other side sat Teresa, Jennifer, and Dolores Catania. Yet there was no clear rift between Tre and Melissa in any of this.
Real Housewives don’t always leave quietly. Even less so for veterans with big egos like Vicki Gunvalson. She’s the OG of the OC, and probably feels a sense of entitlement in sharing her opinion about anything Real Housewives of Orange County.
And certainly there’s a lot to talk about. RHOC just had a big cast shakeup. Elizabeth Lyn Vargas, Braunwyn Windham-Burke, and Kelly Dodd Leventhal were all axed after completing Season 15. Tamra Judge is hinting at a return to the series, and alum Heather Dubrow’s comeback has been confirmed.